craters

Getting to Know Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

We're finally getting to know the icy nucleus behind comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. For all the wonder that comets evoke, we on…

7 years ago

How Humanity’s Next Moon Explorers Could Live In Lunar ‘Pits’

Just look at that new video from NASA showing the first moon landing site in three dimensions. It's tempting to…

8 years ago

Like Yoda This Moon Shadow Looks. Yes, hmmm?

Scientists from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter say that Icarus Crater is one of a kind on the Moon because its…

8 years ago

Moon’s Blotchy Near Side Has Bigger Craters Than Expected

The familiar blotches that make up "the man in the moon", from the vantage point of Earth, happened because the…

8 years ago

Catastrophic Impacts Made Life on Earth Possible

How did life on Earth originally develop from random organic compounds into living, evolving cells? It may have relied on…

8 years ago

Curiosity’s Landing Leftovers

During its "seven minutes of terror" landing on August 6, 2012, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory dropped quite a few things…

9 years ago

A Color View of Darling Dione

Color-composite of Dione made from raw Cassini images acquired on Dec. 23, 2012. (NASA/JPL/SSI. Composite by J. Major.) Although made…

9 years ago

Mercury’s Many Colors

Although composited from expanded wavelengths of light, this wide-angle image from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft shows the amazing variation of colors…

10 years ago

Loads of Ice Waiting for Explorers at the Moon’s Shackleton Crater

Shackleton crater on the Moon’s south pole has been somewhat of an enigma, as its permanently shadowed interior has made…

10 years ago

Mickey Mouse on Mercury?

This collection of craters, shaped not unlike the iconic head of a certain cartoon mouse, was imaged by NASA's MESSENGER…

10 years ago